Finding the Best Bird in Show
By Ray Schwartz
Coming next month:
Your Article by
Any BOAF member or bird person Submit it now!!
Remember, the alternative is strories by me or blank pages - which is worse?
Fall Fund Raiser Reminder Brecks Bulbs
Return your order forms and payment at this meeting!!!!
If you want to order bulbs but are not going to be at the meeting, please send me the
forms and, more importantly, the money.
To get our commission, I have to place a single consolidated order.
Field Trip - Wild Bird and
One of our BOAF members, Heidi Hellmuth, is a trainer/curator at Loon Mountain Wildlife
Theater. She can arrange a special showing of the birds and animals in their collection.
If we get enough people to go, we can get the group rate for the entrance fee. Interested?
The following plea was forwarded to BOAF by Sam Kanaga from the parrotsentry mailing
list. Does anyone know who they are? If yes, can you write an article for the bulletin?
Should BOAF compile a list of bird rescuers?
Gail Zichy of Clifton NJ is trying to rescue some parrots that are being mistreated in
a pet shop. She is soliciting donations for this effort. Until she has enough money, she
is bringing them fresh foods. If you can help, her address is
Parrot Rescuer Gail Zichy
39 Oregon Street
Clifton, NJ 07011
Good luck Gail.
To: Fall Show Volunteers
Want to get more involved with the club. Run for office next fall. It is hard to
believe another year has almost passed. In October and November, nominations will be
accepted for 1999 Officers and Directors. Want to run? We accept self nominations. If not,
start deciding now who you would like directing the club next year.
Right now the club exemplifies the 90 - 10 rule. Dont know what that is? It means
90% of the work is done by 10% of the members. How bout some additional members
joining in and helping out!
Now is the time to prepare your birds for the fall show on October 10, 1998
Volunteers still needed for the fall show
Each year we all marvel at how wonderful our fall bird show is. What makes it happen is
the members who volunteer to organize it, set it up, run it and take it down again. This
year yours truly is show chair. Im a novice at this and will need lots of help. I
already have a handful of volunteers many more will be needed. If you like parrots,
cockatiels or something else volunteer to be a steward or secretary in that division.
Its both fun and educational and there are still lots of openings. If you cant
help all day, an hour or two to let someone else take a break is greatly appreciated. Like
cooking? This year BOAF will run the kitchen so well need volunteers for there as
well (and dont forget food donations).
Mist them daily
Get them used to their show cages
This is an updated list of the show positions and who is filling them. Obviously,
several more volunteers are still needed. Why not you!
If youve organized shows before, what other positions did I miss? Thank you in
advance for your help.
Missing Raffle Prize
Pat and Doug Beardsley won one of the raffle prizes at the spring auction.
Unfortunately, they left early and were not there to claim it. Someone volunteered to
deliver it to them. Well, they are still waiting! Would the person holding their raffle
prize please deliver it to them. Thank you.
Cages STILL needed for our BOAF monthly raffle table
If you can donate a new or used cage for our monthly raffle table, please call Lisa at
(603) 622-3874. Please call also if you can sell cages at prices our limited budget can
Secretarys Report: Meeting
of April 13, 1998
Social Event: Birdie Bingo
The meeting was called to order at 7:55 pm by Denise Bourgault. The first order of
business was a review of the raffle table and Birdie Bingo prizes. One prize in particular
drew a lot of attention a bottle of wine with a custom BOAF Low Quality Wine label.
Denise requested (pleaded for?) donations for the fall show. They should be given to
Roger or Nancy, the show raffle table co-chairs.
The membership approved the directors decision to bid for the 2001 National show
and use the theme "2001 a Bird Odyssey".
Steve Tanner sold cards and called numbers for the Birdie Bingo. Many members improved
their odds of winning by playing multiple cards. He livened things up by varying the games
with variations including wild numbers, blocks of nine, requiring all four corners plus
Bingo and full cards.
The grand prize winner (a pair of lovebirds with cage) was Victoria Hyde.
Other great prizes included $20 gift certificates to Shop and Save.
After another great raffle and the 50-50 drawing, the meeting was adjourned at 10:05